This summer I’ve been interning with Teach For Hungary while on my study abroad program focused on social entrepreneurship. The video above is my final presentation about my internship organization and what I worked on for the six weeks we were in Budapest.
I also did a quick reflection for myself by giving self-feedback on my overall presentation based on the “Like, Wish, Wonder” protocol:
– I only said “um” twice ; I got annoyed with myself as soon as I said it, but considering I didn’t rehearse this presentation much besides a self-run through the day of I was happy with only 2 “ums” because I believe it shows how I’m growing as a presenter to say it limitedly even without rehearsal
– My slide deck was so much better than expected and I even got compliments on it; this is a weakness of mine I’ve been trying to improve and I redid my entire presentation the morning of in an attempt to make the slides better so I was very happy it paid off.
– I said “kind of” way too much; while I watched myself on saying “um” I need to improve on not just substituting other fillers even if less common ones
– I had pushed start on the timer; I can be long winded and I’m aware of this and working on being more concise. Pushing start on the timer would’ve helped me stay within the time limit.
– How my presentation could have improved had I started working on it earlier and actually rehearsed. I’m not usually one to procrastinate, but while trying to take advantage of our last weekend trip and last week abroad, I found myself not as committed to this presentation as I normally am and I’m curious about the outcome because I think I actually made the correct decision even though I had expected to regret it.
– If in the future I restructure my presentation to spent more time on the takeaways in terms of the number of slides in order to emphasize the “why does this matter” over the “what did I do”